Ethan Bellamy, senior analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co., speaks at the Midstream Texas conference in Midland, Texas. (Source: Hart Energy)
As the need for more midstream infrastructure in the Permian Basin becomes all the more apparent—and in some cases critically so—an obvious question relates to whether MLPs are going to return to capital markets as a possible financing tool.
To date, such signs are few, and private-equity capital has largely filled the gap.
Christopher D. Sheehan, CFA is senior financial analyst at Hart Energy. He contributes financial analysis to Midstream Business and Oil and gas Investor. He was vice president of equity capital markets at Petrie Parkman & Co. and an analyst at RBC Capital Markets.
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